Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY Win Slammed by Geto Boys' Willie D & Director Peter Berg
The Geto Boys' Willie D was less-than-pleased by Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY appearance during Wednesday night's show tweeting that he didn't believe Jenner deserved the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and using male pronouns throughout his post.
I agree it took courage to do what he did. But give him an award for it when thousands of others have done the same? Hell no! @ESPYS— Willie D (@WillieDLIVE) July 16, 2015
Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg also took to social media after the win, sharing a meme on his Instagram that many Jenner fans have called transphobic.
“One man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs," reads the meme. "Guess which man made the cover of Vanity Fair, was praised for his courage by President Obama and is to be honored with the ‘Arthur Ashe Courage Award’ by ESPN?”
Interestingly, Berg's cousin Buzz Bissinger is the author of the Vanity Fair cover story Jenner did when she first came out as Caitlyn.
The man in the photo next to Jenner is U.S. army veteran Gregory D. Gadson, who appeared in Berg's Battleship. He is an actor and motivational speaker who lost his legs to a roadside bomb in Baghdad in 2007.
The meme was created by Main Stream Media Sponsor Boycotts.
Part of this story originally appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.